Fort Plain in Montgomery County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
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On the Adjacent Hill Summit
Stood Fort Plain, Erected 1776,
and Its Blockhouse, Built 1780.
Military Headquarters of the
Mohawk Valley 1780 -1784
Gen. Washington Here July 30, 1783
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Erected by the Fort Plain Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution,
October 19, 1928
Erected 1928 by Fort Plain Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Notable Buildings • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, and the George Washington Slept Here series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1916.
Location. 42° 56.443′ N, 74° 37.748′ W. Marker is in Fort Plain, New York, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Canal Street (New York State Route 5S), on the left when traveling west. Marker is on the west side of the Village Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Plain NY 13339, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Fort Plain (a few steps from this marker); Clinton March (a few steps from this marker); Revolution in the Mohawk Valley (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Plain War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sand Hill School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sand Hill (approx. ¼ mile away); Greene House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Plain Free Library (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Plain.
More about this marker. On the left side of the marker is a relief depiction of the fort's blockhouse.
Regarding Fort Plain. The Fort Plain site is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Also see . . . Fort Plain Museum. (Submitted on February 10, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
Additional keywords. Fort Plain, Fort Rensselaer, Marinus Willett
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 10, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 1,769 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 10, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 13, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.